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Topic subjectTwo More New Huddleston Baits?
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2752, Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by ICSpots, Sun Oct-18-09 08:06 PM
Josh St. John posted photos of two new Huddleston baits:

http://www.thewiredangler.com/wiredangler/2009/10/new-soft-swimbait-from-jerry-rago.html
2753, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by swimbait, Mon Oct-19-09 08:26 AM
The new hudd bait is called the grass minnow. Scroll down here:

http://web.me.com/southernswimbait/Southern_BigBaits/Anglers_Journal/Entries/2009/10/11_The_Guntersville_Experience.html
2754, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by TomLeogrande, Wed Oct-21-09 11:44 AM
No - those are Rago Baits!

Mr Rago will be releasing 10 new baits (this is only 2 of them) at the Bass Jam '09. http://www.BassJam09.com for details!
2755, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by Nico, Wed Oct-21-09 12:47 PM
The "new" rago baits look pretty much exactly like the old 3D style baits.

Which is good, since they were his best lures :)
2756, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by swimbait, Wed Oct-21-09 01:04 PM
I disagree. The best Rago bait ever made was the generic live trout softbait!
2757, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by Nico, Wed Oct-21-09 01:05 PM
That's why I said 3D STYLE :)

Live trout soft bait was best bait ever made, regular 3Ds were darn good too, though.
2758, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by swimbait, Wed Oct-21-09 01:13 PM
Damn you and your semantics! :9
2759, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by TomLeogrande, Wed Oct-21-09 01:16 PM
If you guys liked those baits.. You are gonna love the new stuff!

That's just 2 of 10 new baits!
2760, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by Nico, Wed Oct-21-09 01:17 PM
Are any of them live trout soft baits?
2763, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by TomLeogrande, Wed Oct-21-09 01:32 PM
Yes and Yes, Yes he will have a small number of the original soft Live Trout from the past and a little larger number of a better version of a soft live trout is as well!!
2761, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by TomLeogrande, Wed Oct-21-09 01:18 PM
You guys should come to the Bass Jam.

I'll buy you both (Rob and Nico) lunch (Wazzuu BBQ Tri-tip sandwiches)!

P.S. - I owe you at least lunch Nico for our run in at that East Bay Lake a few years ago! :)
2762, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by Nico, Wed Oct-21-09 01:32 PM
If Rago brings live trout softbaits, I'll be there.

And yeah, fishing's been real tough the last few years with no one to show me where the fish are :)
2764, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by TomLeogrande, Wed Oct-21-09 01:45 PM
Well, there will be some at the show!
And I'll buy you lunch as a peace offering!

Be here early saturday though. He's not bringing many!
2765, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by Nico, Wed Oct-21-09 02:03 PM
I'll make it if I can, and will say hi if I do. Good to hear that Rago is producing more soft baits.
2766, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by swimbait, Wed Oct-21-09 02:29 PM
Will the live trout soft baits be single or double joint? Can I get some in the money green color? Jerry knows which one.

I'm usually too lazy to go to tackle shows but I do like free food.
2767, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by niKKo, Wed Oct-21-09 08:26 PM

>I'm usually too lazy to go to tackle shows but I do like free
>food

That's funny.....

Why do you guys like the live trout softbait so much?.
2768, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by swimbait, Wed Oct-21-09 09:12 PM
I had this one live trout softbait that Jerry sent me years ago. That one bait caught a 6, three 9's, two 10's and a 13 for me. That's a darn good lure. Nico caught a 13 on a live trout softbait as well.

The achilles heel of these baits was that the bill would get messed up by the heat of the plastic when the lure was poured. So the bills would break or fall out of the baits or whatever. That one lure I had must have been made just right because it lasted through all those fish.

The live trout softbait always worked well for me in very cold, clear water. In Dec/Jan it was just a money bait.
2769, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by ICSpots, Wed Oct-21-09 09:39 PM
Major #%$@&%# doh! Sorry Jerry, Ken & Josh. x(

I think my brain is fried.
2770, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by niKKo, Thu Oct-22-09 07:37 AM
>I had this one live trout softbait that Jerry sent me years
>ago. That one bait caught a 6, three 9's, two 10's and a 13
>for me. That's a darn good lure. Nico caught a 13 on a live
>trout softbait as well.
>
>The achilles heel of these baits was that the bill would get
>messed up by the heat of the plastic when the lure was poured.
> So the bills would break or fall out of the baits or
>whatever. That one lure I had must have been made just right
>because it lasted through all those fish.
>
>The live trout softbait always worked well for me in very
>cold, clear water. In Dec/Jan it was just a money bait.

well geeze Rob, you should be sleeping with that bait...:+ just messin man...

what would you like to see different about the new live trout soft baits?
besides the bill issue.

maybe you just want to see him leave the bait as is since you had some good fish on the original.

how about some different rof's?
2771, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by swimbait, Thu Oct-22-09 08:01 AM
The baits were great, except for the bill. That was the only real problem. Other than that leave it alone.

Once that good one broke I sent it back to Jerry so he could take a look at it. It was nice and furry by then.
2773, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by TomLeogrande, Thu Oct-22-09 02:06 PM
Jerry's got that bill thing all figured out. I doubt it will be a problem on the new stuff.

Although his baits haven't been as available for the past few years - he never stopped making them, tinkering with them and making them better!
2775, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by TomLeogrande, Tue Oct-27-09 05:56 PM
Good News!

There will be at least 10 of the 9" Original Live Trout at the Show (with new "bill" process that is much stronger)

Also, there will be a dozen or so of the new 7" Original Live Trout at the Bass Jam as well.

Plus - There will be a half dozen or so of the new 7" Hard Bait Version (soft Tail) Live Trout at the Bass Jam.


Finally there will be the following -
- 3 sizes of Rago's new Rat 10 of each available
- The new smoothie 7" and 9" Baits.
- The Walking Live Trout Jointed Hard Bait Soft tail No Lip walking bait (It does not compete with the Punker it is a different style bait)
- There will be a few of the very limited edition Foiled Tools in 9" and 10" available

Rago's back and his stuff is better than ever!
2772, RE: Two More New Huddleston Baits?
Posted by TomLeogrande, Thu Oct-22-09 02:03 PM
Hey Rob -

Give me a call and I can make sure he makes you a special bait or two!
415-755-8463
or send me an email of what you want!

This offer is for you only - I can't take special orders for everyone!